Speeches and Statements
Speeches and statements from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
Business Leadership Forum to Combat Human Trafficking
United Way Center on Human Trafficking and Slavery
Sept. 5, 2017
Thank you, and good afternoon everyone. I’m pleased to participate in this business leadership forum on human trafficking. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world – including this country.
طوفان ہاروے کے بارے میں سی بی پی، آئی سی ای کا بیان
CBP, ICE Salaysay tungkol sa bagyong Harvey
بيان إدارة CBP وجهاز ICE حول إعصار هارفي
Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) received word that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) dismissed protests which had delayed our ability to award contracts for the wall prototypes in San Diego. This means that we are now able to award contracts as soon as we are ready. We therefore expect to make awards soon.
Declaración de CBP, ICE sobre el huracán Harvey
허리케인 하비에 관한 CBP, ICE 공지사항
허리케인 하비가 미국에 상륙 예정이면서, 텍사스 주지자는 텍사스 주 30개 카운티에 재해를 선포했고, 루이지애나 주지사는 비상 사태를 선포했습니다. 허리케인 하비 상륙과 함께 미이민 세관집행국(ICE)과 미세관국경 보호국(CBP)은 인명구조 활동, 피해지역 주민들의 안전대피, 공공질서 유지, 재산손실 예방, 그리고 피해 지역의 신속한 복구에 최상의 우선순위를 두고 있습니다. 이 태풍 경로에 있는 사람은 누구나 지방정부의 지시에 따라야 하며 이 위험한 태풍이 다가오면서 모든 경고에 귀를 기울여야 합니다.
연방정부의 사법집행부들은 도움이 필요하면 누구든지 도와줄 준비가 되어 있습니다. 대피할 때 또는 긴급 출동할 때, 우리는 지방정부를 신속하게, 안전하게, 그리고 효과적으로 도와줄 준비가 되어 있습니다. 대피 지역이나 또는 쉘터 또는 푸드 뱅크와 같은 도움 센터에서는 형사범이 아닌 이상 불법이민 검문활동은 하지 않을 것입니다. 법집행은 정지되지 않을 것이며, 태풍으로 인한 혼란을 이용하여 약탈하는 범죄자들을 우리는 경계할 것입니다.
Thông điệp của CBP, ICE về Bão lốc Harvey
U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints in the path of Hurricane Harvey in Texas will close as state highways close. These closures will occur in a manner that ensures the safety of the traveling public and our agents. Border Patrol checkpoints that are outside of the path of the hurricane will remain operational. U.S.
As Hurricane Harvey approaches the United States, the Governor of Texas has issued a State of Disaster declaration for 30 counties in Texas, and the Governor of Louisiana has declared a State of Emergency. In light of Hurricane Harvey, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) and U.S.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan traveled to Mexico City this week to meet with Mexican officials to further discussions on U.S.-Mexico efforts to enhance regional security, protect our shared border, and enforce trade and immigration laws which facilitate legitimate trade and travel.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection mourns the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Isaac Morales who passed away last night as a result of injuries from an incident on May 20, 2017, in El Paso, Texas.
Good morning and welcome. Thank you for joining us for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2017 Valor Memorial and Wreath Laying Ceremony. Each year, we gather to honor our fallen agents and officers. It is also a time when we stand with our colleagues in uniform to mark National Police Week, honoring all law enforcement personnel who have given their lives in defense of this great nation.
Over the course of my career at CBP, I’ve been fortunate to work with some remarkable public servants. They have inspired me, they’ve encouraged me, and they’ve helped guide me. Today, I want to congratulate two of these colleagues and commend them for their outstanding leadership and their unwavering, selfless service to our nation.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and a Department of Homeland Security delegation traveled to Mexico City this week to meet with Mexican officials including Chief of Staff to the President of Mexico Carlos Perez Verdia and Secretariat of Foreign Relations Under Secretary for North American Carlos Sada, to discuss border security, trade enforcement, travel facilitation and immigration enforcement issues.
WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and a CBP delegation visited Poland, Latvia and Estonia last week to meet with officials and observe border security operations along the European Union’s eastern external border. CBP is committed to help strengthen and improve border security capabilities throughout the region and as part of that commitment, Commissioner McAleenan announced that CBP will deploy a Law Enforcement Liaison to Warsaw this summer.
At this time, any estimates of the total border wall cost are premature as there are many variables that are currently unknown. The budget request of $2.6 billion is to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection with the implementation of the entirety of the Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements. This budget request includes significantly more than just border wall as technology and hiring are also key requirements under the EO.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection remains committed to using polygraph as part of the vetting process for applicants of law enforcement positions as an important tool to ensure the integrity of our workforce.
Good morning, and welcome to our first COAC of the new administration, and my first COAC as Acting Commissioner. I’m really looking forward to our conversation and discussions today. Thank you, Valarie [Neuhart], for your work as Acting Director of the Office of Trade Relations and thanks to your staff for organizing our first COAC of this year.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at John F. Kennedy Airport was contacted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) yesterday, February 22, 2017, to assist in locating an individual possibly aboard Delta flight 1583 from San Francisco International Airport to JFK. This individual was ordered removed by an immigration judge. To assist our law enforcement partners, two CBP officers requested identification from those on the flight in order to help identify the individual. The individual was determined not to be on the flight.
I am pleased to announce the selection of Ronald D. Vitiello as Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, effective Feb. 1, 2017. Chief Vitiello is uniquely qualified for this important senior executive leadership post – which is equivalent to an Executive Assistant Commissioner position – having served as Acting Chief from Dec. 1, 2015 until July 20, 2016, when he was appointed Executive Assistant Commissioner for Operations Support
On behalf of the men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Border Patrol, I want to thank Mark Morgan for his unwavering dedication to our border security mission, and recognize his life-long career in service to the nation. Mark Morgan’s career spans more than 31 years of faithful service to the nation, including service in the U.S. Marine Corps, as a local deputy sheriff and police officer, 20 years in the FBI, as Assistant Commissioner of CBP’s Office of Internal Affairs, and, finally, as Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol.